The paintings and drawings of J.R.R. Tolkien are featured in this
illustrated study, seen in the context of his writing. He is the
author of "The Hobbit", "The Lord of the Rings" and "The
Silmarillion". This book explores Tolkien's art at length, from his
childhood paintings and drawings to his final sketches. Central to
the book are his illustrations for his works, especially his tales
of "Middle-earth". Also examined are the pictures Tolkien made for
his children, notably in his "Father Christmas" letters and for the
story of "Mr Bliss", his calligraphy, his love of decoration, and
his contributions to the typography and design of his books. Wayne
G. Hammond is the author of "The Graphic Art of C.B. Falls" and
"J.R.R. Tolkien: a Descriptive Bibliography" and he is a
contributor of notes on Tolkien to the journal "Mythlore".
Christina Skull is the author of "Soane Hogarths" and she edits the
journal, "The Tolkien Collector".
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